The cost of community college may not be as high as a four-year school, but getting through it can be a struggle just the same. Hidden money for college is out there; students just have to know where to look.
The Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team, the American Association for Women in Community Colleges, Scholarship America Dreamkeepers and the Gene & Marilyn Nuziard Health Care Scholarship are just a few of the places students can apply for financial assistance. Many scholarships are industry specific so it’s helpful to search for scholarships under your desired career to see what is available.
According to the Glendale Community College website, the application deadline for scholarships for Fall 2015 is Oct 15. There is over $300,000 in funds available and scholarships range from $200 to several thousand dollars.
The minimum requirements to apply for the GCC Scholarship are completion of 12 units at GCC, a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and enrollment in a minimum of three units. There are more than 500 scholarships available and students may apply for all of them by filling out one simple application.
To apply for a scholarship, log into your MyGCC account and click on “Main Menu,” then select “My Scholarship.” Make sure that you apply for the current year. You may update it using the same link.
After submitting your application, ask a teacher, counselor, or any staff at Glendale College to write an online recommendation for you.
The recipients of the fall 2015 scholarships will be notified via e-mail in January 2016. The recipients of the spring 2016 scholarships will be notified via e-mail in July 2016.
The application deadline for the spring 2016 scholarships is March 23, 2016.
Several programs on campus also offer assistance such as the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), which helps with textbook vouchers, funds and counseling services; La Comunidad for Latino students; and GCC’s Black Scholars — a black student support program.
Visit the scholarship office in room 202 of the J.W. Smith Student Center or call 818-240-1000 ext. 5591 for more information.